Since March 2020, I tend to think about flowers in their simplicity, symbolizing kindness, compassion, and love, and paint them in the context of abundant gardens and as unique individuals. Flora historically has taken part in storytelling and myth: Pyramus and Thisbe under the mulberry tree, Hippomenes receiving golden apples from Aphrodite, Proserpina picking violets before her abduction by Hades, etc. Flowers cycle between life and death, regenerate in the spring after brutal winters, and remain resilient - a hopeful metaphor for human nature and our ability to heal. Each painting from the “Gardens” series is another testament to nature and mankind.
Blossom I
2021
Acrylic on canvas
36in x 38in
Enchanted Garden
2020
Acrylic on canvas
40in x 78in
Winter Garden
2021
Acrylic on canvas
30in x 36in
Olives
2021
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 40in
Magical Garden
2021
Acrylic on canvas
41in x 56in
Puzzle I
2021
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 40in
Blossom II
2021
Acrylic on canvas
36in x 38in
Puzzle IV
2021
Acrylic on canvas
36in x 41in
Whimsical Garden III
2021
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 42in
Flower Queen
2021
Acrylic on canvas
36in x 38in
Hyacinths
2021
Acrylic on canvas
36in x 38in
Summer Garden
2021
Acrylic on canvas
36in x 38in
Whimsical Garden IV
2021
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 42in
Puzzle III
2021
Acrylic on canvas
36in x 41in
Blue Forest II
2021
Acrylic on canvas
36in x 38in
Gray Garden
2021
Acrylic on canvas
30in x 36in
Grapes
2021
Acrylic on canvas
36in x 38in
Daphne e Apolo
2021
Acrylic on canvas
36in x 38in
Puzzle II
2021
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 41in
Blues on Blues
2021
Acrylic on canvas
29in x 45in
Pink Garden
2021
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 40in
Imaginary Nature I
2021
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 39in
Imaginary Nature II
2021
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 39in
Violets and Lilies
2021
Acrylic on canvas
36in x 38in
Golden Apples
2021
Acrylic on canvas
36in x 36in
Jardin IV
2020
Acrylic on canvas
42in x 80in
The Garden I
2020
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 54in
Garden II
2020
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 54in
The Garden III
2020
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 54in
White Garden I
2021
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 40in
Glimpse in Time
2019
Acrylic on canvas
78in x 204in
Garden III
2020
Acrylic on canvas
42in x 76in
Blue Garden
2021
Acrylic on canvas
36in x 62in